A Better Approach to Team-Building

Remote and hybrid work have unsettled an already messy environment. Strengthening teams starts with improving how you communicate with them ...

Association Climate-Change Response Group Launches

The Association Climate Action Coalition hopes to create a community of practice around ways nonprofits can make the world more ...

Why CEOs Need to Plan Their Exits

Even the best execs can wear out their welcome. Smart CEOs create pipelines that build future leaders and successors. Don’t ...

Cancer Group Launches Study of Black Women

The American Cancer Society hopes to gain insights from 100,000 respondents to better understand racial disparities around diagnoses and treatment ...

How to Address Sinking Engagement

Employee engagement is the lowest in a decade. Hybrid arrangements are a lead culprit, but one association is well-equipped to ...

Associations Partner to Address Vaccine Uptake

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases plans to gather community-level data to address vaccine resistance. Two associations and a leading ...

Inside an Association’s Long-Term Strategy

When the American Society of Landscape Architects decided to look ten years ahead, it asked: What will it look like ...

Aging-Care Group Launches Virtual Education Series

The “Ask an Aging Life Care Manager” sessions are an opportunity for the association to connect with the public, while ...

How to Rethink Your Business Model

With more pressure to generate nondues revenue, leaders have to develop big-picture strategies—and rethink staff-level tools as well. “Creativity” and ...

Legal Group Sets AI Guidelines

The New York State Bar Association’s report is designed to respond to ethics and privacy concerns stoked by tools like ...

How Associations Can Respond to Today’s Issues

A new CEO survey finds a lot of anxiety bubbling under some surface optimism. Associations are well-positioned to assist. Despite ...

Report: Meeting Planners Anticipate Attendance Increase

The Future Partners report also found that planners remain concerned about inflation and a challenging political climate.  Meeting planners are ...

A Faster Path to Better Boards

Volunteer leaders often start board service poorly oriented on governance. One expert is streamlining the process, highlighting the importance of ...

Three Steps for Becoming AI Ready

Associations’ silos can get in the way of making progress around AI, one expert says. But they can leverage other ...

When to Make a Statement

Leaders are under more pressure to speak out on hot topics. The right response is a function of a good ...

Report: Sense of Belonging Essential to Sustained Membership

The iSeatz survey features input from members beyond associations, including season-ticket holders and participants in subscription and loyalty programs. Members ...

A Path for C-Suite Parity

Women are still excluded from top leadership positions. Resolving that problem requires some flexibility—and debunking some myths. Despite a lot ...

Behind an Association Journal’s Open-Access Move

The Association for Computing Machinery, following a broader trend, has made its flagship publication available for free, part of an ...

Why Associations Are Feeling Optimistic Now

A new report finds that associations feel things are looking up. And there’s good reason for that to continue—if they ...

Candy Group Updates Series Featuring Members

The National Confectioners Association’s online series “The Sweet Life” promotes the industry’s range and economic might.  The National Confectioners Association ...

How to Support Your Introverts

Extroverts get a lot of the attention in organizations—and, often, an unfair share of the credit. Strong leadership means better ...

Report: Targeted Emails Draw Higher Engagement

Higher Logic’s analysis of more than 2 billion messages showed the advantages of moving beyond email blasts. Associations have more ...

Keys to a Successful Partnership

The American Marketing Association’s approach to learning reflects an awareness of when you need others’ assistance, while leveraging your own ...

Management Group Releases AI Tools

The American Management Association’s products are designed to support a workforce that’s still learning to use—and trust—generative AI. The American ...

A New Day for Middle Managers

Association leaders have an opportunity to support an essential but often-beleaguered group of employees, both as staffers and potential members ...

Medical Imaging Group Launches Awareness Campaign

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists’ “Be Seen” campaign wants its members to be better understood by the public and ...

The Case for Board Diversity

As DEI efforts face increased criticism, board diversity has stalled. To get back on track, remember why these efforts have ...

Heart Group Builds Partnership Around Early Disease Detection

AHA’s initiative builds on research that find that oral-health issues can signal risks for diabetes, stroke, and other ailments. The ...

How to Increase Employee Engagement

Workers are still feeling uncertain about their role on the job, which has implication for association staffs and the industries ...

Report: Associations Lag in AI Adoption

The Info-Tech Research Group’s study finds that many organizations have opportunities to use generative AI to bolster attendance and member ...

How to Start an AI Strategy

As a disruptive technology, generative AI has few peers. But old-fashioned planning can help you address it. Sometimes it seems ...

What Associations Should Know About Successful Mergers and Acquisitions

As association mergers and acquisition activity continue to increase, it’s important for association professionals to understand the ins and outs ...

Insurance Group Launches Innovation Initiative

The National Association of Benefits and Insurance Professionals hopes the new department will expand membership and improve its suite of ...

Creating a Strategic Plan That Enhances Member Value

Strategic plans can help guide associations toward future achievements and developments. It’s also possible to give the plan a specific ...

The Power of Delegating

People want autonomy and a feeling of inclusion more than ever. So it’s a good time to check if your ...

What Associations Need to Know About Gmail and Yahoo Email Protections

In February, Gmail and Yahoo will begin to require email senders to authenticate their emails, make it easy to unsubscribe ...

Restaurant Group Joins Suicide-Prevention Initiative

The #86TheStigma campaign combines a state agency and charity along with the Georgia Restaurant Association’s advocacy strengths. The Georgia Restaurant ...

Satisfaction Surveys Can Improve Your Member Volunteer Experience

Last year, the National Association for Gifted Children designed a satisfaction survey for its member volunteers to get a better ...

How Successful Change Works

Your people won’t sign on to your grand ideas if they feel left out. Think of change as a negotiation, ...

How to Handle “Ghosting” in Mentorship Programs

“Ghosting,” or abruptly ending communication with someone without explanation, often happens in romantic relationships—but it can happen in professional ones ...

Legal Group Launches AI Hub

The American Arbitration Association’s AAAi Lab gathers more than two years worth of work on multiple generative AI projects. The ...

How Speakers Stand Out to Association Decision-makers

Being selected as a speaker for association executives is a great opportunity to showcase your expertise and make a lasting ...

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Be the Optimal Partner to Association Meeting Planners: A Guide for Success

Being a successful speaker takes a lot more than being a subject matter expert or even mastering all the elements ...

5 Strategies to Get on More Association Stages

Inflation and recession are economic realities that businesses often grapple with, and professional speakers are no exception. As these economic ...

Association Management Companies: What Are They and Why Should You Care?

If you're in the business of selling products or services to associations, you may have come across the term "Association ...

Simple Strategies for Speakers to Get on More Stages

Speaking from the stage is both an art and a science. The most successful speakers are masters of not only ...

6 Strategies for Speakers to Appeal to Meeting Planners

As a professional speaker it is really easy to fall into the trap of thinking that your genius and expertise ...

How Speaking to Associations Can Help Consultants Attract More Clients

As a consultant, establishing credibility is a key component of growing your business and attracting new clients. One effective way ...

Finding Association Events and Bookings: Best Practices for Speakers

As a speaker, you’ll always spend more time securing events and bookings than actually being on a stage. In many ...

How to find business opportunities at association events

As uncertainty around the economy continues to grow, it's important to take a look at your business vulnerabilities and try ...

Association Speaking Opportunities: How to Get Hired as a Professional Speaker

Associations are a great platform for professional speakers to showcase their expertise and connect with potential clients. However, with so ...

The Benefits of Speaking to Associations for Professional Speakers

As a professional speaker, it is important to seek out a variety of speaking opportunities in order to build a ...

5 Key Focus Areas for Professional Speakers in 2023

As a professional speaker, it's important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and strategies to keep your presentations fresh, ...

Positioning Your Business as a Professional Speaker: Tips and Strategies

Professional speakers play a vital role in the business world, providing valuable insights and inspiration to audiences through their presentations ...

Add a micro-learning product to your mix

How’s your focus? If you’re like a lot of people you may be finding it much harder to concentrate than ...

Free vs Free Speakers: What Professional Speakers Need to Know

If you are, or want to be, a professional speaker, you must understand the people that hire professional speakers and ...

Bypass the Gatekeepers

Association and society gatekeepers, as you already know, do a great job of keeping speakers out. Make your life easy ...

How to Use the NTPA Directory

The directory that so many professional speakers have purchased is the “National Trade and Professional Associations of the United States”, ...

Speak at State Societies of Association Executives

An efficient and effective way to grow your association business is to speak at state societies of association executives (SAE) ...

Connecting with Association Executives on LinkedIn

To grow your association business you would be wise to spend 30 minutes a day on LinkedIn connecting with association ...

Call Reluctance is REAL!

Recently I was speaking privately with one of the speakers in a mastermind I run...he says, "I don't have call ...

Speaker Positioning for Associations: 3 Keys to Success

Since the mid-1990s, I have been presenting the topic, “Sell Your Speaking to Associations through the Back Door” at the ...